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The Morning After

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 11, 2010 3:30PM

Sox Roll On
A strong outing from Gavin Floyd helped propel the Sox to a 5-1 win over the Royals, their seventh straight victory. Floyd allowed one run over 7.2 innings, striking out four, to get the win. Carlos Quentin provided the offensive spark with two homers: a solo shot in the second to get the scoring started and a two-run shot that capped off a four-run fifth inning. Gordon Beckham also homered in the win. And one more bit of Sox news: Paul Konerko will be an All-Star after all, having been selected to replace the injured Justin Morneau at Tuesday's game in Anaheim. Youngster Dan Hudson will make his first start of the year for the Sox as they look for the series sweep (1:05 p.m., CSN).

Cubs Bats Get Win
The Cubs rode another heavy offensive output to a 7-3 win over the Dodgers yesterday afternoon. It was the fifth time in six games the Cubs have scored six runs or more and it was their fourth win during that same stretch. Geovany Soto and Aramis Ramirez both had homers in the game with Soto knocking in three runs. On the mound, Tom Gorzelanny was effective, allowing just two runs (one earned) over six innings as he earned his fourth win of the season. Lou Piniella was ejected for the first time in almost a year after arguing a safe call at first base in the fifth inning. The Cubs hope to earn a split and head into the All-Star Break with a little momentum when they send Carlos Silva to the mound tonight (7:05 p.m., ESPN).